Home | Garden | Orchard | Cooking | Crafts | Lifestyle | Chickens

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Harriet's Mixed Bean Soup

This is an easy soup that is perfect for a blustery winter day.

Ingredients (shown above)
4 celery stalks, sliced
1 sweet onion, diced
5 sweet peppers, diced
1 head garlic, diced
mushrooms, sliced
2 cups mixed dry beans
3 tablespoons of your favorite no salt seasoning
3 tablespoons dry parsley or basil (can use fresh if available)
black pepper to taste
1 can no-salt added tomatoes*
2-4 cups greens (spinach, chard, bok choy, kale, etc)
oil (olive or canola)

  1. Soak the beans per the package directions, either overnight or using the quick soak method.
  2. Saute the celery, onion, peppers, and garlic in canola or olive oil. Canola does not burn as readily but is not as tasty.
  3. Boil the beans for 1 hour then add the sauteed vegetables, mushrooms, and spices.
  4. When the beans are soft, add the tomatoes and the greens and simmer for and additional 5-10 minutes.
We eat this soup with brown rice and bananas.
*Of course you can always use fresh tomatoes when in season.


Post a Comment

Related Posts with Thumbnails

_ | _